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27th June, 2017 - 10:02 am
bt linkuk london uk Gigabit free wifi kiosk

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

Telecoms operator BT has today switched on the first of their new InLinkUK (formerly LinkUK) smart kiosks in London, which will be able to offer free Gigabit public WiFi, free UK phone calls, USB device charging and a range of other digital services to help people passing within the vicinity. Read More..

27th June, 2017 - 8:27 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Consumer magazine Which? has today published the results of a new survey that reveals the fastest and slowest local authorities across the United Kingdom by broadband download speed (median). The Orkney Islands (6.3Mbps) are by far the slowest and Tamworth is the fastest (30.4Mbps). Read More..

26th June, 2017 - 4:54 pm
blowing fibre optic cable to fttc cabinet

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The BT (Openreach) and the CSW Broadband project, which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to around 98% of premises in Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry (England) by the end of 2019, has today revealed the next batch of roll-out locations. Read More..

26th June, 2017 - 1:18 pm
Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

A new survey of 2,006 UK employees, which was conducted by Virgin Media, has found that 71% of home-workers view “fast, reliable broadband” as “very important” and the cable operator warns that the ASA’s on-going review of how line speeds are advertised fails to consider this group. Read More..

26th June, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

The United Kingdom’s Conservative Party has today signed a new deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure the support of their 10 MPs in Parliament. As part of that Northern Ireland can expect to receive £75m per year over two years to “help provide ultra-fast broadband“. Read More..

26th June, 2017 - 11:53 am
Vodafone UK 2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Mobile operator Vodafone has signed a new deal with Ericsson to upgrade their 4G network in London and Southern England by installing the latest LTE-Advanced based Carrier Aggregation (CA) and Massive MIMO technologies, which should boost Mobile Broadband speeds. Read More..

26th June, 2017 - 11:35 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

A pub called ‘The Bull‘ in Ditchling, which is situated a few miles from the East Sussex town of Lewes and won the 2016 Great British Pub Awards, has helped 300 local homes and businesses to access FTTC based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) by donating a section of their private car park to Openreach. Read More..

26th June, 2017 - 1:03 am
internet download and upload speed arrows

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

The first half of 2017 has seen another rise in average fixed line broadband download speeds to 28.21Mbps, albeit mostly fuelled by the on-going migration of consumers from older ADSL lines and on to newer “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services. Meanwhile EE is still king for Mobile Broadband. Read More..

24th June, 2017 - 1:03 am
kijoma uk wireless broadband isp

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Fixed wireless ISP Kijoma Broadband, which serves parts of West Sussex, Portsmouth, the Isle of White, Hampshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Surrey, has informed that they’ve begun to deploy a major upgrade on their network that will boost capacity and service speeds. Read More..

23rd June, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Openreach (BT) has today announced their intention to run a national pilot of the new Harmonised Repair service, which will begin on 24th July 2017 and run for 12 months with up to 500,000 broadband and phone lines of various different types (WLR, LLU, FTTC, FTTP and SoGEA). Read More..

23rd June, 2017 - 1:22 pm
openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The state aid supported Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project has agreed to yet another “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) roll-out extension with Openreach (BT), which means that a further 3,000 rural homes will be reached thanks to a new agreement worth £4 million. Read More..

23rd June, 2017 - 12:02 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has published its first annual report to the European Commission on their monitoring of the EU’s new rules for protecting Net Neutrality (open internet access). The report finds that “there are no major concerns regarding the openness of the internet in the UK.” Read More..

23rd June, 2017 - 7:43 am
superhub v2

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

A new study conducted by consumer magazine Which?, which examined the security of connected devices in the home, has chastised Virgin Media for setting up their SuperHub v2 (VMDG485) cable broadband routers with a default password that is the same for many of their customers. Read More..

23rd June, 2017 - 1:09 am
netcommwireless fttdp gfast node dp

Author: Mark Jackson | 50 Comments

Openreach (BT) has confirmed that they’re testing a new Fibre-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) style of broadband technology that mounts hardware from NetComm Wireless on top of telegraph poles, which shows that the operator hasn’t given up on FTTdp. Read More..

22nd June, 2017 - 1:18 pm
devon and somerset airband gigaclear contracts

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Fixed wireless ISP Airband has won Lot 4 (Northern, Central and West Devon) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project as part of a £7m contract, which is on top of their existing £4.6m deal (here) to deploy “superfast broadband” to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. Read More..

22nd June, 2017 - 12:28 pm
united kingdom coloured counties map

Author: Mark Jackson | 17 Comments

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today updated their 2017 Wholesale Broadband Access (WBA) market review by proposing changes to improve competition around the UK, where BT (Openreach) continues to have Significant Market Power, and in Hull where KCOM is dominant. Read More..

22nd June, 2017 - 11:04 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

UK Satellite operator Avanti has agreed a new contract worth £1,202,711 with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will make a 40Mbps (download speed) broadband service available to rural businesses across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly in England. Read More..

22nd June, 2017 - 12:00 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 52 Comments

Three of the UK’s most pioneering providers’ of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband – Gigaclear, Cityfibre and Hyperoptic – have today called on the Advertising Standards Authority to stop rivals from using the term “fibre” to advertise services delivered over slower copper wires. Read More..

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